President Uhuru Kenyatta has reaffirmed that he will respect the will of the people and gracefully concede defeat if he loses in the August 8 general election.
Responding to questions during a live chat on Facebook on Sunday morning, President Uhuru said that he was ready to go home if Kenyans decide so on the ballot.
In comment, Martin Muchiri asked Uhuru: “Will you peacefully hand over power after Raila defeats you?”
“Raila has to defeat me first, and I intend to defeat him,” Uhuru responded.
“I have done, in the past; will do, in the future, accept the will of the people. I am busy campaigning, hoping that Kenyans will give me opportunity to continue with the good job that we have already started. If the will of the people is another should be given the opportunity, I will do everything in my power to ensure a smooth transition.” He said.
Questioned on why Chinese citizens had take-over jobs that could be done by Kenyans especially in construction of Standard Gauge Railway and the Lamu Port, Uhuru said that they have agreed with contractors that jobs that can be done by Kenyans will not be given to foreigners.
“That is why we are investing in the Lamu Port, expanding the Mombasa Port and developing a fishing port in Shimoni in order to create jobs for Kenyans," said Uhuru in response to Michael Obwocha.
The live chat lasted for about 30 minutes and the President promised for another similar engagement in the coming days.